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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 21, 2017, 5:23 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #26

    Dude, what you have planned is cool as ****! I was thinking on some sound, recordable module playing the empire march or something like that, but what you're doing is really impressive I did get some remotes with multiple receivers but haven't gotten that far as to what to do with them exactly. And the laser fire, way cool. I hadn't thought about hangar bays in the trenches, have you done that yet? pictures? I'd love to do that with mine and it's not too late either.
    the engine lights...I was just discussing that with Scarecrow Joe. I can't decide on white, blue, blue hued white, flickers or solid or a combo of both. I was going to play around with that tonight and see what looked good, then post pics tomorrow for you guys to evaluate.
    I really like the trench hangar thought and I've got some time. if you care to elaborate on that, I'll be most grateful
    Escape068 said: View Post
    Here are some pictures early stages

    I don't have any close-up pictures on the window drill holes but will take some tonight and post along with pictures of the interior painted white.

    I am upgrading with Falcon 3D Parts.......Engine Bells, Hangar Bay and Field Generators. I'm also scratch building a Trench Hangar Bay. I also have a 1/2700 Millennium Falcon and Tantive IV that I may light and use.

    All interior panels have been light blocked and then painted white because my first choice is to use Warm White LED strips or a combination with FO for the interior lighting.

    Cool White for the Hangar Bay lighting

    Flickering Cool White for the 3 main Engine Bells........Should the other 4 smaller engines be lit the same as the main engines?

    I'm having a control board built to simulate multiple laser turrets blasts using 2 LEDs synced to sound a sound clip. I have isolated sound clips of them firing from Episode IV. I need to put the multiple sound clips together in a single sound clip file spaced out correctly which will be synced to 2 LEDs firing multiple times alternating back and fourth between the 2 LEDs. I may use 3 firing points on each side of the ship firing in an alternating pattern. So one point on right side of the ship would fire along with 2 points on left side of the ship at the same time and then it would alternate to 2 points firing on right side and one point on left side with a total of 4 rapid double bursts.

    Hard to explain and not what it did in the movie but it will be a cool effect

    The board will also control the interior lighting, hangar bay and engines. This will be operated all via remote control
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 21, 2017, 6:57 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #27

    Just started to build the trench hangar.

    Omnius on this forum did one and I will try to duplicate it

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=283720

    Scroll down about 8 pictures and you will see a close-up. He has also did some really nice mods.

    I did the same for the hangar bay (scroll down to picture 21).......he combined the original one with the one from Falcon 3D

    Hope to have a few update pictures later when I get home

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Dude, what you have planned is cool as ****! I was thinking on some sound, recordable module playing the empire march or something like that, but what you're doing is really impressive I did get some remotes with multiple receivers but haven't gotten that far as to what to do with them exactly. And the laser fire, way cool. I hadn't thought about hangar bays in the trenches, have you done that yet? pictures? I'd love to do that with mine and it's not too late either.
    the engine lights...I was just discussing that with Scarecrow Joe. I can't decide on white, blue, blue hued white, flickers or solid or a combo of both. I was going to play around with that tonight and see what looked good, then post pics tomorrow for you guys to evaluate.
    I really like the trench hangar thought and I've got some time. if you care to elaborate on that, I'll be most grateful
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 21, 2017, 7:19 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #28

    Mighty inspiring what Omnius has done with that. The trench hangars are definately going in mine, thanks for the tip brother...I may even have to scroung through my greeblie stash and see what I can add to the upper hull. I've only got a light coat on it and haven't washed it yet. His sure looks good doesn't it. Thanks for plugging that link in my friend. I'll be referencing those pics as well.
    Escape068 said: View Post
    Just started to build the trench hangar.

    Omnius on this forum did one and I will try to duplicate it

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=283720

    Scroll down about 8 pictures and you will see a close-up. He has also did some really nice mods.

    I did the same for the hangar bay (scroll down to picture 21).......he combined the original one with the one from Falcon 3D

    Hope to have a few update pictures later when I get home
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:25 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #29

    Hello all, I just recieved the Revell version of this.
    And I was thinking of going the same way as Escape068 and sort of skip the FO and go with LED strips.
    But Im looking at the instructions and trying to figure out if its possible to be able to open it up after to reach in to the electronics. Or is it normal to just build all together and if the light goes, thats it?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 7:54 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #30

    Welcome aboard! Lucky you, if some of us would have had the patience we could have done this with instructions in English LOL
    I really don't see why you couldn't have it be able to come apart. These parts fit really nice and there's next to no flash trimming. I've hear of guys gluing magnets and metal tabs so things can come back apart, but the way you're talking about the illumination, which by the way is interesting...I want to see you guys do this...anyway, anything you leave removable is going to be susceptible to light leak...however...if you were to leave the top panel of the upper hull loose, and add a "skirt" to the inside to cover the separation line, you just might be able to do it, then of course the tower would have to be removable as well unless you hack that top panel and secure the rear for it where the tower goes, then add another under lapping skirt piece at the rear where it meets where you hacked it. just a thought of course, but that's one way to still access you electrics and not have light leak. But really, if you do your LED's right, leave a way to access your battery for changing out (if that's your power source)...you're lighting system shouldn't ever crap out on you. Whatever path you take, we're all interested to see how you pull this off, so keep us informed and don't forget the pictures Have a great Thanksgiving
    schwiiifty said: View Post
    Hello all, I just recieved the Revell version of this.
    And I was thinking of going the same way as Escape068 and sort of skip the FO and go with LED strips.
    But Im looking at the instructions and trying to figure out if its possible to be able to open it up after to reach in to the electronics. Or is it normal to just build all together and if the light goes, thats it?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 8:03 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #31

    btw, in my case, I'm going to try at least...to leave the rear engine panel removable and have my 9V clipped to it....perhaps that a better way than what I was talking about before for your situation...if there is any light leak between the engine panel and the upper/lower hull panels, a guy can put a layer of masking tape strips in the areas where there are leaks, plus that would help the panel stay in place...and you can always renew those when the dry out and cut as this of strip you need so it can't be seen.
    just another thought
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 9:08 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #32

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ID:	775048I had big plans last night, till the extermination guys showed up for the monthly spray treatment, then the wife came home, bla, bla, bla...then before I knew it, it was 8:30...this is as far as I got with engine lighting experiments. these are the 5mm bright whites that I color changed to blue-ish.

    Have any of you other guys had the problem with the Falcon 3D engine bells being too short on the contact end that the ring piece #8 won't fit? I think it looked ok without the #8's in there, but then there's a light leak.
    I considered sanding the #8 pieces thinner, but getting them right, without a noticeable gap will be a chore. Then I thought about making some smaller rings that would fit right at the contact point to cover the seam. just wondered if anyone else had this problem and what your solution was other than what I've said.

    thank you my friends
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 1:07 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #33

    Did a lot of little things that needed to be done before lighting...........Trying to delay because I'm still up in the air to do either LED strips or FO for interior lighting?


    Built and light blocked the trench hanger. It is not glued in yet. It needs to be painted and I want to see how I'm going to light the interior of it.

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    Fixed the angle of the command tower and now lines are parallel to ship....still need to add some small strips to fill the small gaps. It's not glued on yet.

    I will be making the top section removable from the ship to get to the electronics. I have glued a small skirt around edge so now it press fits into place and stops 95% of light leak. Some very thin foam will fix the rest. I may also use MicroScale liquid tape to make a stronger but removable connection that can be reattached. The stuff remains sticky and gives a fairly strong temporary bond.


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    Here are some pictures of the drilled window holes......from inside and some from outside.

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    After the above pictures were taken I drilled more holes so I'm probably 99% done with the drill holes. I have also drilled the locations for the laser turrets in 3 location on each side. I will use .75 mm FO for this connected to 2 green LEDs that will alternate firing 4 double bursts over a 1.5 to 2.5 second span.

    Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    I hope to get some more done over the long weekend and post some more pictures.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 1:26 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #34

    Looks Fantastic! Thanks for the pic of the trench hangar, now I know exactly what to do with that. I stared at it for a few minutes last night after looking at Omnius' pics, corridor to the fore and aft, perfect! I haven't as yet, adjusted the angle of the command tower, wasn't sure where exactly to trim it, but I think I see now, thanks for that as well. with everything you're doing, it will outshine mine for sure, excellent work my friend
    Escape068 said: View Post
    Did a lot of little things that needed to be done before lighting...........Trying to delay because I'm still up in the air to do either LED strips or FO for interior lighting?


    Built and light blocked the trench hanger. It is not glued in yet. It needs to be painted and I want to see how I'm going to light the interior of it.

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    Fixed the angle of the command tower and now lines are parallel to ship....still need to add some small strips to fill the small gaps. It's not glued on yet.

    I will be making the top section removable from the ship to get to the electronics. I have glued a small skirt around edge so now it press fits into place and stops 95% of light leak. Some very thin foam will fix the rest. I may also use MicroScale liquid tape to make a stronger but removable connection that can be reattached. The stuff remains sticky and gives a fairly strong temporary bond.


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    Here are some pictures of the drilled window holes......from inside and some from outside.

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    After the above pictures were taken I drilled more holes so I'm probably 99% done with the drill holes. I have also drilled the locations for the laser turrets in 3 location on each side. I will use .75 mm FO for this connected to 2 green LEDs that will alternate firing 4 double bursts over a 1.5 to 2.5 second span.

    Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    I hope to get some more done over the long weekend and post some more pictures.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 1:29 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #35

    Thanks for the answer gt350pony66 and sudjestions. I see Escape068 done some really nice work with that solution.
    I gave it some more thoughts and realised that FO is the way to go.
    Last edited by schwiiifty; 2 Weeks Ago at 1:39 PM.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:21 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #36

    Sure thing buddy, glad it helped. I think, though it's more work, you're going to be happier with the FO. What size are you thinking of using? I think Escape is starting to lean that way as well, as much as I want to see how that other way works I think he'll go FO as well. Here's my lower with about 400 stands of .25mm in it...scary looking ain't it? But it's not really, sorting out which goes where is time consuming but I think it'll all be worth it...I hope. I reckon to have about 800 strands by finish time. I haven't even started on the upper!
    schwiiifty said: View Post
    Thanks for the answer gt350pony66 and sudjestions. I see Escape068 done some really nice work with that solution.
    I gave it some more thoughts and realised that FO is the way to go.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:28 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #37

    Btw Schwiiifty...what are you going to power it with? I've been using 9V, mostly because all the prewired LED's I get have the resistor built in, besides it's easier to house and secure a 9 than other stuff. I was told by someone you could only got 10-12 LED per 9V battery, I've used up to 36 with nary a problem
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:29 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #38

    Aah yes, I will go for 0.25 mm. It feels like more to the scale as most say.
    What adhesive are you using for the FO?
    Yeah, I reckon it will be around +-1000 strands.

    EDIT: I'm still thinking of it. I dont know yet how many LEDs I will be using. Have been looking at using USB-connection. To use either a powerbank or a USB charger. But it is 5V, won't be enough so maybe I use a powersupply.

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Sure thing buddy, glad it helped. I think, though it's more work, you're going to be happier with the FO. What size are you thinking of using? I think Escape is starting to lean that way as well, as much as I want to see how that other way works I think he'll go FO as well. Here's my lower with about 400 stands of .25mm in it...scary looking ain't it? But it's not really, sorting out which goes where is time consuming but I think it'll all be worth it...I hope. I reckon to have about 800 strands by finish time. I haven't even started on the upper!

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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:35 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #39

    I forgot to ask you, did you get any of those tiny Tie Fighters from Shapeways to put in there? I thinks it's like 8 bucks for a rack of 30. I'm going to hang a row or two of 5 in the main hangar, and then place a few in the trench hangars you showed me how to make.
    Escape068 said: View Post
    Did a lot of little things that needed to be done before lighting...........Trying to delay because I'm still up in the air to do either LED strips or FO for interior lighting?


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    Fixed the angle of the command tower and now lines are parallel to ship....still need to add some small strips to fill the small gaps. It's not glued on yet.

    I will be making the top section removable from the ship to get to the electronics. I have glued a small skirt around edge so now it press fits into place and stops 95% of light leak. Some very thin foam will fix the rest. I may also use MicroScale liquid tape to make a stronger but removable connection that can be reattached. The stuff remains sticky and gives a fairly strong temporary bond.


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    Here are some pictures of the drilled window holes......from inside and some from outside.

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    After the above pictures were taken I drilled more holes so I'm probably 99% done with the drill holes. I have also drilled the locations for the laser turrets in 3 location on each side. I will use .75 mm FO for this connected to 2 green LEDs that will alternate firing 4 double bursts over a 1.5 to 2.5 second span.

    Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    I hope to get some more done over the long weekend and post some more pictures.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:41 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #40

    I agree soundly, .25mm seems more to scale than the .50, though I did use a few .50 in a couple places. I've been using LaserBond, that UV glue, "as seen on TV" I've gone through nearly a whole tube already, and the Walmart and Walgreens around here don't seem to have it anymore there's another brand they do have in a black tube, and I've used it, it works but I prefer the laserbond because the UV light is blue and you can see exactly where you've glued much easier than the other one.
    schwiiifty said: View Post
    Aah yes, I will go for 0.25 mm. It feels like more to the scale as most say.
    What adhesive are you using for the FO?
    Yeah, I reckon it will be around +-1000 strands.

    EDIT: I'm still thinking of it. I dont think I will use more than 9-10 LEDs. Have been looking at using USB-connection. To use either a powerbank or a USB charger. But it is 5V, dont know if that will be enough.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:49 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #41

    A 1000 +/- ?! awesome! You and Escape are gonna make me look like I'm slackin" !!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:54 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #42

    If you just want to turn on/off why don't you power it with a 9 to 12 volt 2 amp DC power supply like this:

    http://hdamodelworx.com/Power-Supplies_c_47.html


    Or a rechargeable 12 volt power pack like this.

    They have different mAh......the higher the longer it will last on its charge


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC12V-2800-...yiwADe69TtLgAA


    You need to install a power connector like this:

    http://hdamodelworx.com/DC-Power-55m...Plug_p_27.html


    You can also install an on/off switch or several switches to separately turn on/off: main lighting, engines, hangar bay............





    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Btw Schwiiifty...what are you going to power it with? I've been using 9V, mostly because all the prewired LED's I get have the resistor built in, besides it's easier to house and secure a 9 than other stuff. I was told by someone you could only got 10-12 LED per 9V battery, I've used up to 36 with nary a problem
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 2:55 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #43

    I was just thinking about the lighting on your trench hangar...maybe a couple of .50mm FO on either side of the fore/aft corridor section where it won't be seen? I think I'm gonna try that myself since I've already got some on that panel that will be cut out for the hangar...
    Escape068 said: View Post
    Did a lot of little things that needed to be done before lighting...........Trying to delay because I'm still up in the air to do either LED strips or FO for interior lighting?


    Built and light blocked the trench hanger. It is not glued in yet. It needs to be painted and I want to see how I'm going to light the interior of it.

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    Fixed the angle of the command tower and now lines are parallel to ship....still need to add some small strips to fill the small gaps. It's not glued on yet.

    I will be making the top section removable from the ship to get to the electronics. I have glued a small skirt around edge so now it press fits into place and stops 95% of light leak. Some very thin foam will fix the rest. I may also use MicroScale liquid tape to make a stronger but removable connection that can be reattached. The stuff remains sticky and gives a fairly strong temporary bond.


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    Here are some pictures of the drilled window holes......from inside and some from outside.

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    After the above pictures were taken I drilled more holes so I'm probably 99% done with the drill holes. I have also drilled the locations for the laser turrets in 3 location on each side. I will use .75 mm FO for this connected to 2 green LEDs that will alternate firing 4 double bursts over a 1.5 to 2.5 second span.

    Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    I hope to get some more done over the long weekend and post some more pictures.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:05 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #44

    All good ideas, you seem like you've got way more know-how on the electronic than I do for sure. I've got some remotes and multi sensors from Modeltrainsoftware for this, and there was some inconspicuous in-line power switches with it. they're like a flush mount kinda thing with a shallow push button so the sensors aren't powered all the time looking for a remote signal. I figure I can mount it on the lower and make it look like just another greeblie...I hope. The remotes can operate multiple sensors to control different functions and you can dim or brighten the lighting. I hope it all works out as planned, like I say...I'm still lacking a bit in the electronic know-how
    Escape068 said: View Post
    If you just want to turn on/off why don't you power it with a 9 to 12 volt 2 amp DC power supply like this:

    http://hdamodelworx.com/Power-Supplies_c_47.html


    Or a rechargeable 12 volt power pack like this.

    They have different mAh......the higher the longer it will last on its charge


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC12V-2800-...yiwADe69TtLgAA


    You need to install a power connector like this:

    http://hdamodelworx.com/DC-Power-55m...Plug_p_27.html


    You can also install an on/off switch or several switches to separately turn on/off: main lighting, engines, hangar bay............
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:06 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #45

    Well honestly I will be aiming on it when I order the fiber so I have more than enough. But I guess my mind will break before your goal. :P
    (I need to import FO from US or UK. Don't want to wait to much. )

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    A 1000 +/- ?! awesome! You and Escape are gonna make me look like I'm slackin" !!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:09 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #46

    I will say though, I need to bone up on the electronics...I've got a Deago Falcon on the way and I want to do ALOT of stuff with that one. I read a little about Arduino boards and such...but that stuff is WAY over my head
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:11 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #47

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
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ID:	775048I had big plans last night, till the extermination guys showed up for the monthly spray treatment, then the wife came home, bla, bla, bla...then before I knew it, it was 8:30...this is as far as I got with engine lighting experiments. these are the 5mm bright whites that I color changed to blue-ish.
    Looks better than stock blue LEDs as the inner glow is more white with a blue tint around the edges. I wouldn't go any bluer than that
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:15 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #48

    Nah, you'll be fine. I got 1000 ft roll for this one, and I only started with FO and LED in the past year...easy peasy bro, your ISD is gonna be awesome
    schwiiifty said: View Post
    Well honestly I will be aiming on it when I order the fiber so I have more than enough. But I guess my mind will break before your goal. :P
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    I agree, thanks for the . I thought I'd wet wipe them once more to tone down the blue just a tad more.
    blakeh1 said: View Post
    Looks better than stock blue LEDs as the inner glow is more white with a blue tint around the edges. I wouldn't go any bluer than that
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:19 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #49

    That sounds good....post some pictures of that when you have it all setup . I think Omnius has it lit from the end of the corridor but can't tell from the angle of the picture.

    I was also thinking of cutting a slit/groove in the middle of the corridor ceiling and inserting some clear plastic in the groove and let the interior lighting illuminate it. If you are familiar with the Polar lights 1/350 Enterprise Refit kit.......the hangar bay has 2 over head slits with clear plastic and it light up very nicely

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    A few pictures of my 1/350 TMP Enterprise Refit build:



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    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    I was just thinking about the lighting on your trench hangar...maybe a couple of .50mm FO on either side of the fore/aft corridor section where it won't be seen? I think I'm gonna try that myself since I've already got some on that panel that will be cut out for the hangar...
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:31 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #50

    I think your idea is MUCH better...I'm doing that
    And oh my...that 1701 looks amazing! I've been wanting to do that kit too. You nailed the lighting and detail perfectly. I guess now I have another future project to shoot for!
    Escape068 said: View Post
    That sounds good....post some pictures of that when you have it all setup . I think Omnius has it lit from the end of the corridor but can't tell from the angle of the picture.

    I was also thinking of cutting a slit/groove in the middle of the corridor ceiling and inserting some clear plastic in the groove and let the interior lighting illuminate it. If you are familiar with the Polar lights 1/350 Enterprise Refit kit.......the hangar bay has 2 over head slits with clear plastic and it light up very nicely

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    A few pictures of my 1/350 TMP Enterprise Refit build:



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    I just looked at those pics again...my friend, you make what I do look like kiddy play!

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